Most students need to borrow money to cover the cost of their college education. It’s important to understand the borrowing options available. If you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and received an award…Read More of the article "Understanding Your Options for Federal and Private Student Loans"
Like most college students, you are probably planning to work at a summer job to help pay for school next year. If you currently receive college financial aid, you may be wondering how your summer…Read More of the article "How Will a Summer Job Affect My Financial Aid?"
When you decide to apply for a new private student loan, or refinance your existing federal and private student loans, you can expect to have your credit history and credit score checked by the lender…Read More of the article "Understanding Your Credit Report and What Student Loan Lenders Look For"
Undergraduate students graduate with an average of $30,000 in student loan debt. This amount can feel overwhelming, but there are several ways to save money on your student loans, both while you are in school…Read More of the article "How To Save Money On Your Student Loans"
Now that you’ve decided to go to graduate school, you may be researching how you will pay for tuition and other expenses. You have another decision to make as well – what to do about…Read More of the article "Going to Graduate School? Options for Managing Undergraduate Student Loan Debt"
If you’ve ever taken out or refinanced your student loans, you probably know the interest rate of your loan and may have seen the letters ‘APR’ on your statement, which stand for Annual Percentage Rate….Read More of the article "Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates and APRs"
Spring break is a time that college students look forward to all winter. It’s your chance to escape the rigors of the classroom and relax on a warm beach or other exciting destination. Although spring…Read More of the article "Have a Great Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank"
You’ve probably heard the term “cosigner,” but do you know what it means, how it can help you, or what qualities make a good one? If you find your federal funds aren’t enough to cover…Read More of the article "Is a Cosigner Right for You? Navigating the Benefits of a Cosigner"
Financial aid is awarded in many forms, and as a student, it is important to know all of your options before deciding which awards to accept. You’ll want to compare the aid and calculate the…Read More of the article "Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter"
Your credit score is a three-digit number that can determine a lot. Credit scores are calculated using a number of factors. On-time payments, the number of credit cards you have and the balances they carry,…Read More of the article "Why Good Credit is Crucial"